Emily Edwards DVM, MS
Abita Veterinary Practice
21471 Hwy 36, Abita Springs LA 70420
Phone: (985) 892-5252
Monday - Friday: 8am - 6pm
Saturday: 8am - 1pm
Why do our pets need surveillance screening?
Our pets cannot tell us simply if they feel off color or unwell or have any other indicators of internal illness. We need to examine them every 6 months as well as run some routine screening tests to detect underlying disease BEFORE it is clinically apparent.
Secondly, pets will actively mask signs of illness until late in the course of disease. This stems from survival instincts in a pack or colony situation.
Use the age chart below to find your pets age in "people" years and the screening testing recommended for each stage of his or her life.
We believe the following tests give us the best chance of helping your pet's live longer, healthier lives.
These are approximations and may vary by gender, species and breed.